It was International Raw Food Day 2013 last Thursday! Did anyone notice? Well I only heard about on the Tuesday, but thought I’d give it a go. I managed easy enough, although a bit more preparation would have been handy. It was always going to be very straightforward for me seeing that I do like my green juicing.
International Raw Food Day 2013 started much like any other just with out porridge. I kept to the free download guide as much as I could. If I’d had time to get all the ingredients I needed it would have been a doddle, however, I adapted! I’m used to changing recipes to fit what I have in the cupboards, so this was no different. So my first International Raw Food Day began with a smoothie.
The guide suggested Mango and Spinach but I could only muster Pineapple and Lettuce. That’s not too bad at all considering, I was pretty pleased with myself and I have to say it’s a decent combination. A more off piste deviation occurred at dinner time though. I simply didn’t have what was required so some improv was needed.
Thankfully I always have nuts in so decided to make some burgers to go with a big salad. These Raw Mixed Nut Burgers were as follows
- little onion
- one large grated carrot
- cashew nuts
- pumpkin seeds
- a little coconut oil
- chia seeds
- a little water
- salt and pepper
I’m never too strict on exact measurements. It really was just a little onion and about a handful each of nuts and pumpkin seeds. I blended the lot up and shaped them on the plate. I’m not really a gourmet raw chef BUT these were delicious, they just looked like a splurge gun shot from Bugsy Malone! Very tasty though. I will do these again but will need to work on appearance.
For my evening meal I simply had three glasses of green juice. Carrot and cucumber base with apple and other bits and pieces, lush. To ensure these juices are palatable I always try to mix up a little fruit with the veg. This is a big help. However, no matter what I like to have a lemon, an entire lemon at that, in the recipe. And if possible a good sized chunk of ginger. Including lemon and ginger ALWAYS makes it lovely.
International Raw Food Day 2013 comes and goes – observations
This really was a doddle BUT I do need a good quality blender. Oh and better preparation. I was really full after the burgers and the juice on the evening was sufficient. And, in the morning I felt nice and light of stomach. It’s the same after a juicing day too.
Easy peasy! The burgers really were very tasty. I’m already looking forward to next years International Raw Food Day!